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Old 06-10-2017, 02:15 PM   #1
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A survey from Sportsnet, it's no surprise that the oldest teams in history have the largest followings.

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Old 06-10-2017, 02:17 PM   #2
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I must say, the National Hockey League is by far my favourite NHL. My least favourite is probably the Nocturnal Hyena Lobby.
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Old 06-10-2017, 02:19 PM   #3
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I'm always surprised to see that the Flames aren't more popular in Saskatchewan.
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Old 06-10-2017, 02:35 PM   #4
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Yeah, post this AFTER a CP jihad is not an option..
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I'm always surprised to see that the Flames aren't more popular in Saskatchewan.
Greasers seem to have greatest following in Sask. Among my family and friends from there anyway. Mainly likely due to local media there giving them more airtime on local news and sports I think.
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Greasers seem to have greatest following in Sask. Among my family and friends from there anyway. Mainly likely due to local media there giving them more airtime on local news and sports I think.
Plus Saskatchewan is essentially just Edmonton diluted into an entire province.

Kindred spirits.
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Old 06-10-2017, 02:48 PM   #7
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Re: The above comment - There are exceptions.

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How could anyone cheer for the Greasers???
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The Oilers picked up a lot of fans back in the Gretzky era and that stuck. Like it or not, Cups and dynasties are massive building blocks for a fan base especially when city allegiance and geographic demarcation are removed from the equation.
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Old 06-10-2017, 03:27 PM   #10
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I'm always surprised to see that the Flames aren't more popular in Saskatchewan.

Wasn't Sask once an Isles hotbed, thanks to Bob Bourne and Brian Trottier? Be interesting to know if that legacy continued...
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Old 06-10-2017, 03:28 PM   #11
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Plus Saskatchewan is essentially just Edmonton diluted into an entire province.

Kindred spirits.
Saskatoon is the Calgary and Regina is the Edmonton of Saskatchewan
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In the 80's it was pretty rare to find a Canucks fan anywhere outside of BC.
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Saskatoon is the Calgary and Regina is the Edmonton of Saskatchewan
Good. I've always liked Saskatoon more anyways.
Simply the better city.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Flames were also among the least hated nationwide.
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I wouldn't be surprised if the Flames were also among the least hated nationwide.
Hard to say, Oiler fans and Canuck fans hate us and habs fans still hold a grudge about us winning a Stanley Cup in their barn. We've got plenty of haters.
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I wouldn't be surprised if the Flames were also among the least hated nationwide.
I would imagine that title would go to either the Sens or Jets, as even when they are doing well, they can be somewhat forgettable.
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I would imagine that title would go to either the Sens or Jets, as even when they are doing well, they can be somewhat forgettable.
Yeah, this year's Senators playoff run was the least Canadian feeling playoff run I can remember. There was like no buzz or special feeling about it at all.
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Saskatoon is the Calgary and Regina is the Edmonton of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon is the Falcon Ridge and Regina is the Dover.
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In the 80's it was pretty rare to find a Canucks fan anywhere outside of BC.
Having grown up in BC in the 80's and early 90's,it was pretty rare to find a Canucks fan outside of the lower Mainland.
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Having lived in Vancouver for 5 years before 1994 Cup run, it was pretty rare to find a Canuck fan outside Burnaby.
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Plus Saskatchewan is essentially just Edmonton diluted into an entire province.

Kindred spirits.
That's not cool
Saskatchewan has it's own identity and is not diluted anything.

I always hated it when eastern Canadians dismissed western Canada as somehow lesser because of a less dense population and that comment felt similar.
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